Henry Brian Highfill Added to Clergy Abuse Report

Archdiocese of New Orleans
August 19, 2020

The Archdiocese of New Orleans has concluded a thorough investigation into allegations of abuse of minors lodged against Henry Brian Highfill. Highfill was removed from ministry pending the outcome of this investigation. Today, the archbishop has added his name to the Archdiocese of New Orleans Report Regarding Clergy Abuse, found online at and has affirmed Highfill’s removal from ministry.

Highfill has not ministered in the New Orleans area in 40 years. He remained incardinated to the Archdiocese of New Orleans and left to serve as a military chaplain through the Archdiocese of the Military.

Highfill’s pastoral assignments in the Archdiocese of New Orleans are:

Henry Brian Highfill

Date of Birth: February 10, 1942

Ordination: May 11, 1974

Estimated time of Abuse: 1975 - 1981

Allegation received: 2018

Removed from Ministry: 2018

Pastoral Assignments:

Our Lady of the Rosary, New Orleans

St. Ann, Metairie

St. Catherine of Siena, Metairie

St. Edward the Confessor, Metairie

St. Francis de Sales, Houma

St. Francis Xavier, Metairie

Archdiocese for the Military

Diocese of Las Vegas

Please contact our Victims Assistance Coordinator at (504) 861-6253 if you have additional information.








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